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Glock Tactical Light vs Streamlight TLR-1 vs Surefire X300

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by trdtacoma, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. trdtacoma

    trdtacoma

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    I saw the post about the Streamlight and the Surefire, but I could not find anything on the Glock made Tactical light.

    Any input on it vs the other two?

    -Trevor-
     
  2. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    The Glock tactical light, while not junk, is not in the same league as the Streamlight TLR-1 C4, Insight WX150, or SureFire X300...

    If the Glock Light, as it is, retailed for $49,95, it would be a good value.

    --Ray
     


  3. High Altitude

    High Altitude

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    It is an older design that works but there are better designs out there. I use one on a 19 for HD and it will get the job done.

    Basically comes down to price vs value vs performance etc....

    You use to be able to purchase law enforcement trade ins pretty frequently really cheap (where I got mine) but I haven't seen any lately.
     
  4. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    If you can handle the bump in price, you'll want an LED-based illuminator, as LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are about 40% efficient at turning electricity into light (vs. a light bulb's, maybe 7% efficiency), so they produce more light with less power, greatly extending battery life and run times. And LEDs are nearly impervious to shock, so they're well suited for use as weapon-mounted illuminators.

    Plus, the SureFire X300, Insight WX150, and Streamlight TLR-1 C4 are of more rugged construction, for serious duty applications. The SureFire and Insight are hardened for battlefield use.

    Most all of us have a budget and priorities throughout our lives, and those priorities are subject to change through the years. I'd certainly accept a Glock Tactical Light for my bedside gun, if that's what practical matters at hand decided. Like I said, it isn't junk--it's just outdated.

    --Ray
     
  5. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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  6. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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  7. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

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    My Glock light has a tendancy to have the light unscrew and fall out while shooting after a bit.
     
  8. DrunkenParrot

    DrunkenParrot THE RESISTANCE

    Listen to RayB he knows his stuff!!!! Great advice.
     
  9. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Your right and there are always newer better products coming out, every year its the latest and greatest that people want